Christine Folch

Ph.D. Advice: How to pick classes in grad school

Much like my anthro article that’s about to come out in print, I’ve been working on this “advice for grad students” for *several* years. It’s time, I think, for it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Unlikely Jazz Capital: Asunción

Hundreds of people sit on the street every week in the hottest jazz capital. New York? Rio? Paris? No. Asunción, Paraguay. Never in my life have I ever seen a … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Public Talk in Asunción: Itaipú, conflictos y estrategia política en la administración de Fernando Lugo (Chatting w/the Experts Series)

I am delighted to participate in the Paraguayan Fulbright Association’s “Chatting with the Experts” Series this week in Asunción, Paraguay. I’ll be speaking on my research on hydroelectricity and energy … Continue reading

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Basics on Curuguaty/Marina Kue: a campesino massacre on trial in Paraguay

Update: The campesinos were all found guilty and given harsh sentences (some of them >30 years) in the midst of a highly irregular trial that sounds like it came out … Continue reading

July 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blessed are the pacified? Reflections on Rio de Janeiro.

Babilônia, where I am staying in Rio de Janeiro, boasts enviable views of the Atlantic and Copacabana. Though half of the paint has been scraped off the mural, enough of … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collecting Soil, Memorializing a History We Shouldn’t Forget

Soil collection as a way to memorialize a history we shouldn’t forget. This past Saturday, I took part in a project convened by the Equal Justice Initiative to collect soil … Continue reading

May 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the pleasures of teaching Borges’ “On Exactitude in Science” to students

Hi Dr. Folch, We can only see the first page of the document in the uploaded resources. It’s just the dedication page. Would you mind re-uploading the full one? Thank … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment